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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||Workplace assessments and training|
The Certificate III in Education Support has become a very popular teacher’s assistant course in Australia. It’s a nationally recognised education support course which has a special focus on assisting a teacher in a range of different classroom contexts. This qualification has been particularly popular among parents who are looking for a rewarding career that involves assisting a teacher in the classroom and contributing to the overall growth and development of children, while being able to work ‘school hours’ in order to fit in with looking after their own children. It is also well suited to students who have completed Year 12, and are undertaking a gap year. Additionally the course provides an excellent grounding for those wishing to study teaching at University.
Students will work full time as a trainee in a primary or secondary school.
It is possible to undertake further studies in Education Support at Certificate IV and Diploma levels.
Students are to be working full time in a primary or secondary school throughout their traineeship.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 17 units.
12 core and 5 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25||$0.00|
|CHCECE006||Support Behaviour of Children and Young People||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment||35||$0.00|
|CHCEDS002||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs||40||$0.00|
|CHCEDS003||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains||50||$0.00|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS005||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills||55||$0.00|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills||50||$0.00|
|CHCEDS007||Work effectively with students and colleagues||40||$0.00|
|CHCEDS017||Contribute to the health and safety of students||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS018||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment||30||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCEDS008||Comply with school administrative requirements||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS012||Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas||18||$0.00|
|CHCEDS016||Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment||35||$0.00|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18||$50.00|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in Workplace Health and Safety||20||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,970.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,210.00|
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$50.00|
From 1 January 2019, students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.
Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees.
Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
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Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate.
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Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate.
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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